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Tana French

Ireland (b.1973)

Tana French grew up in Ireland , Italy , the US and Malawi , and has lived in Dublin since 1990. She trained as a professional actress at Trinity College , Dublin , and has worked in theatre, film and voiceover. In the Woods is her first novel.

Genres: Mystery
Dublin Murder Squad
   1. In the Woods (2006)
   2. The Likeness (2008)
   3. Faithful Place (2010)
   4. Broken Harbour (2012)

     aka Broken Harbor

   5. The Secret Place (2014)
   6. The Trespasser (2016)
   The Wych Elm (2018)
     aka The Witch Elm
   The Searcher (2020)
   The Hunter (2024)
Anthony Awards Best First Novel winner (2008) : In the Woods
Barry Awards Best First Novel winner (2008) : In the Woods
Edgar Awards Best First Novel winner (2008) : In the Woods
Macavity Awards Best First Novel winner (2008) : In the Woods
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2011) : Faithful Place
Dilys Awards Best Book nominee (2013) : Broken Harbour
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2015) : The Secret Place

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(Murder For All Seasons)
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